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Old 10-10-2017, 09:54 PM
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I'd be very, very surprised if it didn't.
This meter is fine; the bands quoted are the standard HAM bands (2m and 70cm). Any meter that works for 2m ham (144MHz +/-) will also work for airband.

az_gila's recommendation looks particularly good.

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Old 10-11-2017, 10:13 AM
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I'm thinking this is the "bird" he's talking about. If so, it was the industry standard and the one I used for years on the job. And, I'm guessing he also has the tuned element for air band.

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Old 10-11-2017, 11:08 AM
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I'm thinking this is the "bird" he's talking about. If so, it was the industry standard and the one I used for years on the job. And, I'm guessing he also has the tuned element for air band.

Yes, that's it. But mine has a bit more...patina...
Sorry for the terse posting. That's my iPhone typing style and assuming everyone knows what a "Bird" is!
BTW, use of the Bird involves math (or the handy table I printed...)
Element (25W?), connector adapters, and dummy load included. Haven't used it in years, but it's around here somewhere.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:29 PM
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Yes, that's it. But mine has a bit more...patina...
Sorry for the terse posting. That's my iPhone typing style and assuming everyone knows what a "Bird" is!
BTW, use of the Bird involves math (or the handy table I printed...)
Element (25W?), connector adapters, and dummy load included. Haven't used it in years, but it's around here somewhere.
Bird's are great, but likely overkill for aircraft work. Just need to see that SWR < 2 or so .. but if you have one (or can borrow one) do it!

And, we all know what a B1RD is .... ;-)
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